Greek warplanes stay in Cyprus


Nicosia - Two Greek F-16 warplanes remained yesterday at a Cypriot air base after last week's military exercises here to respond to possible Turkish provocation, the Cypriot Defence Minister, Mr Yiannakis Omirou, said.

Plans to have Greek fighters stationed there on a permanent basis were under consideration, he added. The internationally recognised Republic of Cyprus does not have its own air force.